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3d laser scanning for complex refurbishment projects

3D scanning of existing building fabric and local environment is a revolutionary technology allowing for an extremely precise BIM modelling of architectural projects. This technology recently proved its value in our project of an adaptation of Blast Furnace in Ruda Slaska into a cultural centre. The complex shape of existing structures made it virtually impossible to recreate the existing buildings based on 2d plans only. Our team used 3d scanning and point cloud technology to recreate the building in a virtual environment utilising the latest ArchiCAD and CloudCompare software. The model has subsequently been used as a basis for design and planning of the project as well as for creating computer generated imagery. 

Let’s create together!

Use the lockdown to take your time and think about your next project - whatever it may be - a house, an office, or maybe a holiday home in the Alps? We are happy to share our knowledge with you and hope that you will choose us to design, manage and deliver your project. Despite the current situation we keep working and are happy to discuss your ideas via phone, email, chat or video conference. Get in touch - let’s create together!

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon opens UpMo campus

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon opens Scotland's first ever university-style campus for disabled learners in Leith.

Early next year the campus will extend to include a new performing arts hub “Swanfield” designed by CROPKA architects. The performing arts hub will provide a dance ­studio, rehearsal room, and performance room.

Read full press release by Edinburgh News here.

Click here to watch pictures from the UpMo Campus launch.

Visit our website for further information about the UpMo Performing Arts Hub.

We are proud to be associated with the concept of the UPMO Campus and the positive contribution to so many people's lives made by the UPMO team. If you would like to make a contribution, simply visit UpMo Just Giving site and donate online. 

Every little counts!

 

COVID-19 update

During this difficult time of the outbreak our team remains available via email, telephone and video-conference. We wish everyone strength, patience and, first and foremost, good health.

Planning for an Edinburgh eco-house submitted

We have submitted a planning application for a new eco-friendly passive house located in Corstorphine/Murrayfield, Edinburgh. 

As environment and sustainability conscious architects we have designed the new house with energy efficient green technologies in mind. The following basic principles have been adopted to minimise energy use:

• A highly insulated external fabric with a high level of airtightness

• High thermal mass internally

• Large windows and rooflights allowing sunlight to penetrate deep into the building and maximise passive solar gain

• A whole building mechanical ventilation system with heat recovery

• Ground source energy collection transferred via a heat exchanger to underfloor heating system

• Solar energy collected via integrated photovoltaic cells charging housed battery to supplement electricity load

• No use of fossil fuels

• Comfort heating provided by burner fuelled using bioethanol

Read more ...

Adaptation of Blast Furnace - exhibition

We are very pleased to invite you to an exhibition of competition entries for an adaptation of Blast Furnace in Pokoj Steelworks for the tourist and cultural purposes. The exhibition takes places at Stacja Biblioteka at Dworcowa 33 in Ruda-Slaska-Chebzie, Poland. It will be open to public until 19th December 2019.

We hope that our entry will inspire you to think about how can post-industrial architecture be adapted and encourage you to work with us in the future!

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our partners – HH Projektanci, INOSTUDIO and WIMM digital for they tremendous help and support in the design process.

World Autism Awareness Day

 

Today is the twelfth annual World Autism Awareness Day. 

We are inviting our friends, colleagues and neighbors around the world to come together to pledge to go blue to increase global understanding and acceptance of people with autism. We hope you’ll join us by pledging your support for a more inclusive world.

You can help too... by supporting our new project “UPMO Campus: New Performing Arts Hub for adults with learning difficulties and autism” and donating to Upward Mobility charity online or getting in touch with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Every little counts! 

Click to donate with Just Giving

 

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Our architects and engineers are members of the following registration bodies and societies: